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Published: 2023-10-20

Curious about exchange studies outside Europe?

NEWS Are you curious about going on an exchange but don't know where to start? Or have you already decided and want to know more about the application process? The International Office at Umeå University now offers several events for you to find out about your opportunities to go on exchange studies. Right now there is a particular focus on exchange studies outside Europe.

Now you can apply for exchange studies to study a semester or two at one of our partner universities outside Europe during the academic year 2024/2025. Between 15 October and 15 November, you can apply for exchange studies to study at a university in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and five different countries in Asia with which Umeå University has a an exchange agreement.

As an exchange student, you do not pay a tuition fee to the partner university and you can apply to be credited for your studies at Umeå University. Your education period does not therefore need to be longer when you choose to study abroad.

41 universities in 11 countries outside Europe to choose from

For the academic year 2024/2025, there are currently 149 places spread across 41 universities in 11 countries outside Europe that you can apply to.

- Through an exchange, you can both broaden and deepen your education. Traveling and experiencing another culture is both fun, enriching and educational. It is also a merit for a future career, says Ida Bergmark, international coordinator at the International Office.

An experience of a lifetime

Many students at Umeå University take the chance to go on exchange. One of them is Aron Lindblad who spent a semester at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the USA.

- My time as an exchange student in the USA was an incredibly enriching experience, says Aron. I got to experience new and innovative teaching methods, collaborate with international students and challenge myself in a different cultural context. It has also affected me on a personal level and made me more independent and flexible, and also improved my ability to adapt to different environments and handle different situations.

Meet Aron and other students who have been on exchange

Are you curious about what it's like to be on exchange? On 23 October, you can meet Aron and other Umeå students who have previously been on exchange studies at a drop-in meeting in the Social Sciences Building where they can answer your questions.

Read more about the drop in meeting with students who have been on exchange studies.

Information meetings and more drop-ins

The International Office also offers several occasions during October and November with information meetings and drop-in times for those who want to know more about exchange studies and get help with your application from the International Office's coordinators. You can find information about them in the calendar on the student website or directly via the website below.

The last day to apply for exchange studies outside Europe via the university-wide places for the academic year 2024/2025 is 15 November, 2023.

Get to know a country, its culture and make friends for life. Challenge yourself and gain invaluable knowledge and experience.

More information

Find out here where you can go on exchange studies outside of Europe.

Read more about exchange studies outside Europe and how to apply.

Contact the International Office if you have questions about going as an exchange student to countries outside Europe.

Email: outgoing.io@umu.se

Telephone: 090-786 50 00